David Yow: Tonight You Look Like A Spider
“Tonight You Look Like A Spider” is the debut solo album from David Yow ? the legendary singer of The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid. This album is every bit as twisted and fucked-up as you’d expect from Mr. Yow. 49-minutes of nightmarish noise, created and recorded entirely by David Yow over the past decade. Originally released on vinyl-only, the CD version also includes the “Opening Suite” DVD ? a short film set to the albums opening track, collaboratively directed by Adam Harding (of Dumb Numbers), Tim Rutili (of Califone), Jared Varava, Todd Adam Phillips, & Jennifer (Jen) Lynch.
Hella: Santa's Little Hella
The November installment of the Joyful Noise 2013 Flexi Disc Series a new unreleased recording from Hella!
The limited edition flexi-disc single features a never before heard outtake from Hella’s 2007 album “There’s No 666 in Outer Space” (Ipecac Records). As Hella fans will probably remember, 2007 was an expansive period for the band in which they explored new sounds and branched out from the stripped-down guitar/drums duo. Though no less chaotic than early Hella, “Santa’s Little Hella” contains organs & electronics coupled with Zach Hill’s insane spastic drumming.
“Santa’s Little Hella” is limited to just 1000 copies on 7” Flexi-Disc. This exclusive track will not be released digitally or in any other format.
Jorma Whittaker: Jorma
Jorma Whittaker?s first solo release since his 2001 debut on Secretly Canadian. With the help of his backup band Heavy Hometown, the Marmoset front man has produced the most accomplished, soulful, and downright menacing album of his career.
Tim Kinsella: Tim Kinsella Sings The Songs of Marvin Tate By Leroy Bach Featuring Angel Olsen
Featuring an array of Chicago heavyweights, this limited edition release is not your average solo album. As the album title suggests, this is a uniquely collaborative effort from a diverse group of individuals: prolific poet Marvin Tate, multi-instrumentalist (& longtime Wilco member) LeRoy Bach, Angel Olsen (Jagjaguwar Records), and Tim Kinsella (the eccentric voice behind Joan of Arc, Cap'n Jazz, Owls, & Make Believe).
DMA: Pheel Phree
Formerly the man behind Jookabox, DMA (aka David Moose Adamson) began his career as a one-man-band in the grand old tradition of the 'one-man-band' (re: man with a bass-drum on his back and a monkey clapping symbols, collecting change from the crowd etc.). Growing away from the outright-spectacle that was Jookabox, DMA gives us a more meditative, and ultimately deeper sound, perhaps best enjoyed in a sensory deprivation chamber.
Son Lux: Lanterns
Meditative but heaving with energy, Son Lux?s third full-length weaves disparate elements into songs both strange and welcoming. On the heals of being named NPR?s ?Best New Artist of the Year?, Son Lux has created an album that sits as comfortably next to the compositions of Stravinsky, John Adams, David Lang and Ben Frost, as it does to those of Jamie Lidell, Björk, Flying Lotus, and Radiohead.
Sebadoh: Defend Yourself
Sebadoh, the longtime project of Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein, and Bob D'Amico, has signed with Joyful Noise Recordings and willre-emerge with the full-length album Defend Yourself on September 17th. Defend Yourself marks a return to the self-recorded DIY ethos of early Sebadoh albums (Sebadoh III, Bakesale), and material from the Defend Yourself sessions has been hailed as commensurate with Sebadoh's finest moments.
The Sea And Cake: Flores
For the last 19 years, The Sea And Cake has established a reputation for producing some of the most forward-thinking and downright classy indie-rock around. Their blend of unapologetic pop is in a class all it’s own, and their long tenure at Thrill Jockey Records has produced some of the best albums we’ve ever heard. It’s our privilege and honor to have The Sea And Cake participate in our Flexi-Disc series with the brand-new song “Flores”. Recorded in John McEntire’s Soma Studio, the new exclusive track picks up where last year’s album “Runner” left off. That is to say, it’s fuckin’ amazing.
WHY?: Golden Tickets
Announcing...Golden Tickets - the latest EP from WHY? The Wolf brothers' pop-inflected psychedelic folk-hop was nominally referred to as hip-hop at the beginning of their career. At this point? certainly on Golden Tickets? the project has outgrown any easy genre-categorization. With the musical eclecticism, pop-twist, and experimental bent of artists like the Flaming Lips or Beck. WHY? shimmers on this album in vibraphone stippled, sweetly riffed songs with characteristically gut-wrenching subtext.
Birthmark: Suit Of Armor
Birthmark is Nate Kinsella ? the incredible drummer of Make Believe/Joan of Arc, and cousin to Tim and Mike Kinsella (Owen, Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls, etc.). We’ve been fans of Nate Kinsella for years, but even his impressive pedigree couldn’t prepare us for Birthmark’s debut album “Antibodies”. Released last year on Polyvinyl, “Antibodies” is our collective *favorite album of the year* over here at Joyful Noise.
Dumb Numbers: Dumb Numbers
A brand-spankin? new band featuring a pretty unbelievable cast of characters? Dumb Numbers is Australian songwriter Adam Harding with Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion), Dale Crover (Melvins), Murph (Dinosaur Jr.), Bobb Bruno (Best Coast), CR Matheny (Emperor X). The band?s debut self-titled LP walks a line between the aggressive and the emotional. Not heavy enough for metal, and not tame enough for indie rock, the music of Dumb Numbers is at once feedback-drenched and catchy, touching on everything from doom-metal to Kim Deal covers.